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About jackgoldstone

Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University

Trump and fatherhood

My colleague Jeremy Mayer recently wrote a compelling article for the American Interest: Big Daddy Trump Jeremy points out that the defense of Trump’s candidacy by praising his children is a highly stilted and inappropriate way to evaluate a presidential … Continue reading

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How Global Patterns of Inequality are changing — and raising geopolitical risks

My new essay on this topic has been posted on FOREIGNAFFAIRS.COM at Here is a summary of the conclusions: _________________________________________________________________ Emerging nations are suspended between being rich enough to have a stake in global leadership, and still often being … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Dear Friends, Some of you may have noticed the long silence on this blog site.  I have spent the last three months transitioning to a new position, as the founding Director of a new Institute for Public Policy at the … Continue reading

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When Vision Fails

It is remarkable that, in response to ISIS’s attacks in Paris, all kinds of remedies and actions are now being vehemently proposed:  adding Western ground troops to the forces attacking ISIS, setting new restrictions on the movement of refugees from … Continue reading

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Fighting Islamic Terror in a Multipolar and Asymmetric World

Events in November – the downing of a Russian airliner over the Sinai and the mass killings in Paris – should make it abundantly clear that we are no longer living in a world where conflicts between major states are … Continue reading

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Europe’s Migration Puzzle

(This entry first appeared on the PS21 blog site; a great site for insights on 21st century politics) Europe has a problem with immigrants.   That is hardly news – it has been true for decades.  But the problem has now … Continue reading

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China and the Magna Carta

As a tribute to Sino-British relations, an exhibit of one of the early parchment copies of the Magna Carta was supposed to take place this week at Beijing’s Renmin University.  This is part of the 800th anniversary celebration of the great … Continue reading

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